BOONE — Enjoy live theatre in a whole new way this Friday, April 7 with the latest pop-up production from the High Country’s own In/Visible Theatre. Meet by the Doc Watson statue on King Street and follow an In/Visible rep to a secret location in downtown Boone for the 10-minute show. It’s all a surprise, so expect the unexpected!
The concept of pop-up performances in “found spaces,” or spaces not traditionally used for theatre, align perfectly with In/Visible’s overarching vision: to challenge local audiences to see and hear the world in new ways.
“For the second year in a row, we’ve got a new play by an undergraduate theatre student at Appalachian State,” said Artistic Producer Karen Sabo. “Matt Denney is from the other side of North Carolina, and he wrote this play in the playwriting class taught by our artistic director, Derek Davidson, who’s also directing.”
The show will feature actors Michael Navarro, a Boone native, and Duvey Rudow, who is originally from Asheville. When he’s not acting, Rudow’s working toward a master’s degree in physics at ASU..
The pop-up play will be free for local audiences to enjoy. If you’d like to go, meet at Doc’s statue at one of three showtimes — 6:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. — on Friday and expect to stand for the 10-minute duration.
In/Visible Theatre makes meaningful, beautiful and socially relevant theatre, operating under the philosophy that great art is made in service to others. Through constantly striving for both inclusion and excellence, it pursues theatre as a home for collective secular revelation.
For more information about the pop-up-play, or about In/Visible Theatre, visit www.invisibletheatrenc.org.